Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865

Sarah Emma Edmonds Detached Tent #4

Houston, Texas

Do you have a Civil War veteran in your family? If you do, and you are interested in membership.  please contact our President for more information.

Welcome to the Sarah Emma Edmonds Detached Tent #4 of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865. The DUVCW was first organized in May of 1885 and was incorporated in December of 1885. The objectives of the DUV is to perpetuate the memories of our Fathers, their loyalty to the Union and their unselfish sacrifices for the preservation of the same, and to keep alive the history of those who participated in that heroic struggle for the maintenance of our free government.

Eligible for membership are all ladies who are lineal descendents of honorably discharged soldiers, sailors, and marines who served in the Union Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Revenue Cutter Service during the years of April 12, 1861-April 9, 1865, and can provide documented proof of their ancestors services. Minimum age for membership is eight (8) years.

For information about becoming a member or attending a meeeting, please contact, Martha Class, our President.

Civil War History in Texas

Liendo Plantation

If you are looking for evidence of the Civil War in Texas, you only need to head west on Highway 290 about fifty miles to Liendo Plantation that is located in Waller County, just southeast of Hempstead, Texas. Liendo Plantation was named after the first owner of the land, Justo Liendo, who received the 67,000 acres in a Spanish land grant. Leonard Waller Groce, a subsequent owner of the land was responsible for building the plantation around 1853. Prior to the Civil War, Liendo Plantation was a typical southern plantation that has often considered Texas' first cotton plantation. During the Civil War in 1862, on the grounds of Liendo Plantation the Confederate Army had constructed two 200-foot long barracks along with some additional smaller buildings on the eastern shore of Clear Creek, which was joined with Pond Creek to the north. The Confederate Army used these barracks for training their new recruits. This command post was subsequently abandoned due to the illnesses caused from all of the mosquitoes in the area.Sources: Liendo Plantation website, http://www.liendo.org, Lisarelli, Danial Francis, The Last Prison: The Untold Story of Camp Groce, CSA, pp. 14-15, Universal Publishers/uPUBLISH.com, 1999, www.upublish.com/books/lisarelli.htm

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Liendo is recognized as a Texas historic landmark and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It was the home of world-renowned sculptor Elizabeth Ney-Liendo Plantation, near Hempstead, Waller County, Texas; [Photo and description of photo is courtesy of the photographer William Bozic, Houston, Texas and was taken in the afternoon on November 18, 2006, http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc5/liendo_plantation1.htm]

If you would like to know more about Liendo Plantation, please take a look at the following website: http://www.liendo.org

Sabine Pass Battleground, Sabine Pass, Texas

If you go east from Houston towards Beaumont, and the Texas - Louisiana border on Highway 87 you will find the Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site in Jefferson County, Texas. The Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site was originally established in 1974 by the Texas Parks and Wildlife to commemorate the Battles of Sabine Pass that took place on January 21, 1863 and September 8, 1863, under the name, Sabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historic Site. The Confederate forces were lead by First Lieutenant Richard W. Dick Dowling were successful in protecting the ports of Houston and Beaumont during those Battles.

When Hurricane Rita damaged the Sabine Pass Battleground on September 24, 2005, the Texas Parks and Wildlife closed the park to the public. On September 8, 2007, the Battleground was re-opened temporarily for the Dedication Ceremonies for Union Casualities Monument and the State Historical Markers for the Capture of the USS Morning Light and the USS Velocity, and for Commordore Leon Smith. In 2008, the Texas Historical Commission took over the management of the Sabine Pass Battleground and as a result the name was changed to the name it has now. When Hurricane Ike came ashore on September 12/13, 2008 the Sabine Pass Battleground received further damage, and therefore all of the Site's metal Historical markers that include those picutred below did not survive the fury of Hurricane Ike. However gladly the newly dedicated Monument to the Union veterans did survive.

The Sabine Pass Battleground State Historic Site was officially re-opened under its new name in 2009

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Historical marker for the United States forces at the Battle of Sabine Pass

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Texas Historical Marker for Spaight's 11th Battalion

The Union Casualities Monument, pays tribute to the Union Troops that lost their lives during the Battle of Sabine Pass that took place on September 8, 1863. On that day, this, (Union), fleet was composed of four light gunboats, the USS Granite City, Sachem, Arizona, and Clifton, and eighteen transports carrying 5,000 Union soldiers, mules and artillery,[Quote came from the original website for the Sabine Pass Battleground State Park and Historic Site, Texas Parks and Wildlife, http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/], of which about 400 soldiers were taken prisoner, or they died or were missing. Monuments to Union troops are not common in Texas. This monument is the only monument to Union troops at the Sabine Pass Battleground and was erected through the efforts of citizens rather than any state or government entity,[William Bozic, September 8, 2007 Sabine Pass Monument Dedication, http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc2/sabinepass4.htm]

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Monument to the Union Dead-this new monument was dedicated and photographed on September 8, 2007[The Union Monument is located very close to the monument to 1st Lieutenant Richard Dick Dowling]

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Capture of the USS Morning Light and the USS Velocity-This marker was dedicated on September 8, 2007 although the inscription reads 2006 because Hurricane Rita made it impossible to place or dedicate

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Commodore Leon Smith-This marker was dedicated on September 8, 2007 at Sabine Pass Battleground. It is located very close to the Union Casualities Monument

The photos of the Union Casualities Monument, and the 2 new Historical Markers that were dedicated om September 8, 2007 at the Sabine Pass Battleground plus the descriptions are courtesy of William Bozic, Houston, Texas, http://www.civilwaralbum.com/misc2/sabinepass4.htm

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I would like to thank Susan Salm, our Past Tent President

for the contribution of the story of our Tent and for the story about our Tent Chartering Ceremony

that can be found on the Tent History page

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